Who Says The Good Ol’ Days Weren’t That Good?


And was that Otis the Mayberry town drunk playing the crook on the ledge?

[h/t thegunwire.com]


  1. avatar Todd S says:

    One word, Dentistry (special thanks to Dennis Miller for that one.)

  2. avatar Ken says:

    Yep, that was Otis.
    $3.00 in 196?
    $100.00 today on Ebay. No. Really.

  3. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

    man that takes me back….those days of innocent play are long…. long gone

  4. avatar Marty says:

    i HAD one of those sets! bet mom sold them in the garage sale………

  5. avatar ROger.45 says:

    Did you notice that the bad guy had a P-38? And yes, that is Hal Smith.

  6. avatar Aharon says:

    Great post Dan. Here is another great one to watch:

    I Like Guns – Steve Lee

    1. avatar John Fritz says:

      Heh. Good stuff. Did Kevin direct that?

      1. avatar Aharon says:


        Don’t know who directed. There is a version #2 of ‘I like guns’.

  7. avatar JOE MATAFOME says:

    Sure looks like Otis to me. If the kid in the video played with that same gun today, he’d get arrested or shot.

  8. avatar Ralph says:

    The “good old days” may have been better than now, but that doesn’t mean that they were all that good.

  9. avatar bontai Joe says:

    I remember having the “Man From U.N.C.L.E.” spy briefcase. And thinking about the $7 price tag on the detective set, that was back when minimum wage was $1/hr, so it wasn’t as inexpensive as we might think. Also makes me wonder if that kid got a career in law enforcement as an adult…. or did playing with guns as a kid turn him into a “bad guy”……..one of life’s little mysteries

    1. avatar Tom says:

      Gee.. every kid wanted one of those. Few had them though.

  10. avatar mikeb302000 says:

    I played with those when I was a kid, and I turned out OK. I’m not sure what went wrong with the rest of you.

    1. avatar bontai Joe says:

      Really? I’m a bit surprised to hear that you played with toy guns as a kid. Hmmmmmm…… interesting.

  11. avatar 101abn says:

    “The Good Old Days” are right now. (Well, with some exceptions).

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